We highly recommend isolating any new plants that you bring home for about a week, in order to observe if there are any pests or diseases.
Many botanical growers use a ton of pesticides! And even then, there is a risk of an outbreak of some sort shortly after bringing home new plants.
In previous years we have been strictly pesticide free in both our hydroponic and soil based growing practices. This year we have implemented an integrated pest management approach to cultivating our indoor ornamental botanicals.
We will use a pyrethrin bomb twice a year. Once in October when we move the nursery into the greenhouse and again in the spring. These are the two most susceptible times of year for the plants to have a pest explosion. I have had to cull and compost SO MANY plants over the years trying to avoid using anything more than good plant care and manual removal either by hand or water.
Pyrethrin is a naturally occurring compound found in chrysanthemums and is toxic to insects and when used properly pose very little risk to to the environment, humans and animals.
We value your trust and support as we work cooperatively with Mother Nature to offer you the highest quality agricultural products.
Remember your succulents like the soil to dry out between watering and like LOTS of indirect sunlight